Shanklin United Reformed Church

High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. PO37 6LA
Registered Charity No. 1130459

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Our small Christian Bookshop is located next to the church in Shanklin, High Street, but it's...



Closed until further notice


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Due to the current situation the bookshop is still, sadly, unable to supply customers with their daily Bible reading notes. For those with online access it is possible to order copies from various websites but for those with no internet access things may not be quite so easy. Many of the Bible reading notes include a form to take out an annual postal subscription but not everyone would want to do that. We know of at least one online bookseller who also accepts telephoned orders - there are probably others. The one we know of is called Eden and they have a special lockdown offer of free delivery on orders over £5 (usually free delivery is on orders over £10). Their telephone order number is 0800 612 2186.

For those with internet access there are many alternatives to paper copies of daily Bible reading notes. Here are details of some of these which are free to access….

  • The Bible Society is known for its work in many countries around the world. It aims to bring the Bible to life for all age groups to help people relate to and make sense of the Bible in everyday life. There are many different aspects to their work including translating the scriptures into other languages, distributing the Bible around the world and exploring digital formats. We may be aware of initiatives such as ‘Bible a Month’ and ‘Open The Book’ but not so aware that they also provide free access to online Daily Reflections. These reflections begin and end with a short prayer, suggest four different passages of scripture to read and then go on to give a daily reflection on one of these passages. These daily reflections can be found at

  • Scripture Union has a section on their website called Word Live. It has a daily Bible passage to read, notes exploring the passage and additional notes for a deeper look at the passage. Their website is and if you click on the drop down menu on the home page you can then select Word Live. They also have a dedicated lockdown section with suggested activities, videos and advice to help engage children and young people.

  • Nicky Gumbel is well known for his involvement with Alpha. For some years now he has also shared a daily commentary for people reading through the ‘Bible in One Year’ produced in association with Alpha. The ‘Bible in One Year’ is an arrangement of the Bible designed to read through the whole Bible in the space of a year. For each day there are readings from the Old Testament, the New Testament and from the Psalms or Proverbs. There is free access to the daily commentary at and you can also choose to have a free daily email of the commentary. It is not necessary to have a ‘Bible in One Year’ Bible as the scripture reference is included at the beginning of each section of the daily commentary. The commentary can be joined at any time. There is also an app available.

When the bookshop reopens we will be contacting customers to ask if they want to reinstate their regular order for Bible reading notes.

Page Last Updated 12 August 2020

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